Catherine, a genre-crossing puzzle-platform adventure game from Atlus, will finally find its way into North America next week as it releases on July 26th in the region, but the game has until now not had a very bright future in Europe.
You see, while Catherine was published in the US under Atlus USA, no European publisher had signed up to bring the game to this territory, which meant that Catherine had no hope of reaching this part of the world.
That situation changed recently with the announcement that Deep Silver has signed on to publish Catherine in Europe and will ensure that the game is fully localised into French, Italian, Spanish and German, in addition to the current English version.
Deep Silver CEO Klemens Kundratitz said of the game:
“Catherine is something new, fresh and exciting; unlike anything else in the gaming world ‒ a unique mixture of genres. This agreement proves once again that games published under the Deep Silver label are not ‘more of the same’, ‘run of the mill’ productions.”
In kind, Atlus CEO Shinichi Suzuki spoke on the Deep Silver agreement to bring Catherine to Europe:
“Atlus is very pleased to collaborate with an experienced, passionate publisher like Deep Silver for the release of Catherine in Europe. Like us, they are dedicated to releasing interesting, unique entertainment content for their fans.
“They share our belief that Catherine’s unprecedented exploration of the psychology and horrors of commitment and relationships, its breathtaking visual design, and its frantic action-adventure/puzzle gameplay make for a thought-provoking, entertaining experience that cannot be missed.”
Excellent news for anyone looking for something very different to add to their videogame shelves, and although a European release date hasn’t been announced, you can probably expect Catherine to reach PAL regions sometime this year.
To dive straight into one area of the game, you can watch the below-appearing ‘Climb or Die’ trailer and see what Catherine has in store for you:
Catherine ‒ Climb or Die Trailer